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With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.

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World Bank Group

Senior Social Development Specialist - GG

Pakistan, Sindh , Karachi

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.  For more information, visit www.worldbank.org. The South Asia Region ContextThe South Asia Region comprises eight countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) that range in size from India (with a population of about 1.4 billion) to Maldives (with about 0.5 million people). The region has experienced a long period of robust economic growth, averaging about 6% a year over the past 20 years. It was the second-fastest growing region in the world in the aftermath of the global crisis. This strong growth has translated into declining poverty and impressive improvements. The percentage of people living below the poverty line fell in South Asia from 56% to 16% between 1981 and 2013. Still, the region remains home to a third of the world's poorest, with large number of people living below $1.9/day.The South Asia Region:https://www.worldbank.org/en/region/sar  The Sustainable Development Practice Group The Sustainable Development (SD) Practice Group (PG) helps countries tackle their most complex challenges in the areas of Agriculture and Food, Climate Change, Environment, Natural Resources & Blue Economy, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience & Land, Social Sustainability and Inclusion, and Water. Social Sustainability and Inclusion GPThe Social Sustainability and Inclusion Global Practice (SSI GP) helps countries tackle deep rooted social problems stemming from fragility, climate change, exclusion, and the digital age with people-centered solutions that build on local values and institutions. The GP engages with citizens, communities, and governments to deepen resilience, build inclusion, and empower vulnerable and marginalized groups to have influence and voice.  The GP prioritizes participatory, multi-sectoral approaches that build on norms and informal institutions to address social challenges and to build more inclusive, empowered communities. One of the key responsibilities of the SSI GP is to provide professional expertise and operational support to other GPs to implement the WBG operational policies (the WB's safeguard policies and the IFC's Performance Standards) and Environment and Social Framework (ESF) standards. This enables inclusive development and delivers sustainable development results to ensure that any adverse impacts of WBG interventions are limited and mitigated. SSI in South Asia:The South Asia region (SAR) has two SSI units (SSAS1 and SSAS2) which are responsible for: (i) undertaking social analysis during project preparation and implementation, to mainstream social development and inclusion issues throughout the Bank's work in the region; (ii) leading and facilitating partnerships and dialogue with civil society through outreach and engagement; (iii) ensuring compliance with the Bank's social safeguards policies on Involuntary Resettlement and Indigenous People and the implementation of the ESF; (iv) undertaking Advisory Services and Analytics in the form of thematic studies on social development issues and country social analysis; (v) leading the preparation and supervision of lending operations that promotes inclusion of vulnerable groups including women, youth and Indigenous Peoples; and (vii) ensuring corporate commitments are met in the areas of gender and citizen engagement.In South Asia, the World Bank has a rich and diverse portfolio in Pakistan with more than 80 projects under preparation and implementation. Among these projects, a large number of projects are Category A and B (under safeguards) and High and Substantial Risk projects (under ESF). These projects are being implemented in dynamic and complex contexts in different provinces in Pakistan. In Sindh province (particularly Karachi), there are multiple issues that require focus for implementation of the SSI agenda including a complex social, political and institutional context; government capacity-related issues for implementation of the Bank's safeguards policies and the ESF; access to and use of land and public spaces (e.g. for housing and economic activity), particularly for the poor and informal sector; issues related to labor, particularly child labor; weak institutional systems for public consultation, citizen engagement, and grievance redress; significant risk of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA)/Sexual Harassment (SH) and Violence Against Children (VAC), including from labor influx; and other broader issues related to social sustainability and inclusion. Civil society in Sindh and particularly in Karachi is very active and vocal. This context requires focused engagement of the Bank with the government and civil society so that Bank-supported operations are designed and implemented in accordance with the Bank's policies and standards, and the requisite focus is maintained on social sustainability and inclusion across the Bank's engagements in Karachi and Sindh.The SSAS1 unit is recruiting a Senior Social Development Specialist to be based in Karachi, Pakistan to support the above core agenda of SSI with a focus on Karachi in particular and engagements in Sindh and Balochistan provinces more broadly. The position holder will report to the SSI Practice Manager for SSAS1, and will collaborate with and be supported by other SSI team members based in Islamabad and elsewhere. Role & Responsibilities:• Work with the Social Risk Management Coordinator, the Regional Standards Coordinator, task teams and other colleagues to provide high quality technical support for social development and social risk management for the project portfolio in Sindh and Balochistan.• Work on the Karachi Platform/portfolio and select operations in Sindh and Balochistan to ensure that the development of Bank supported technical solutions, plans, policies, strategies etc. is done in accordance with good practice and fulfilling the Bank's requirements for citizen engagement;             • Lead and maintain proactive and effective engagement/dialogue on issues of social sustainability and inclusion with civil society organizations and institutions (Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), academia, the private sector, media etc.);• Provide direct operational support to high risk and complex operations, review ESF/social safeguards documentation, and support clients, consultants and technical specialists during preparation and implementation to ensure that social issues have been adequately addressed in compliance with WB ESF/Safeguards policies;• Work with SSI colleagues on policy dialogue with clients and the government on social sustainability and inclusion and ESF/safeguards issues and advise and support counterparts on technical options for social development, particularly land acquisition and livelihood restoration, involuntary resettlement, labor issues, inclusion of vulnerable/marginalized groups, mitigation plans and institutional development strategies; • Support clients and closely monitor project-level grievance redress mechanisms (GRMs) and implementation of stakeholder engagement plans (SEPs), Labor Management Procedures (LMP), and other ESF/safeguards instruments;• Lead and maintain proactive and effective engagement/dialogue on issues of social sustainability and inclusion with civil society organizations and institutions (Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), academia, the private sector, media etc.);• Work closely with the Pakistan Focal Point on Citizen Engagement to ensure, at a minimum, that the portfolio is in compliance with corporate requirements;• Lead or participate in analytical studies on different social sustainability and inclusion issues, particularly for the Karachi/ Sindh and Balochistan context; • Engage actively and regularly with country units and teams and identify business opportunities for the SSI team in consultation with clients and country units;• Work closely with the Pakistan Gender and Social Inclusion Platform to ensure that the Karachi platform and Sindh/ Balochistan portfolio address requirements and/or targets for gender, prevention of SEA/SH, inclusion of marginalized and vulnerable groups such as persons with disabilities etc.;• Work closely with the task teams and other SSI colleagues to address ESF/social safeguards challenges especially for the Karachi Platform and across the Sindh and Balochistan portfolio;• Contribute to Project Appraisal Documents and complete activities related to Environment and Social (E&S) management and reporting in the Environmental and Social Management system (ESMS);• Engage in the WB-wide professional community of staff in the social sustainability and inclusion practice group and social standards/safeguards by participating in thematic groups, exchanging best practices, and drafting technical notes;• Supervise the work of consultants and technical specialists to ensure consistency and conformity to Bank standards;• Support or participate in other assignments as and when required by the Practice Manager.  Selection Criteria• Advanced post-graduate degree in social science (e.g. Sociology, Development Studies, Social Anthropology, Human Geography, Demography, Statistics, and Political Science) or related fields;• Minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience; • Experience in participatory processes of stakeholder engagement with the government as well as civil society organizations and ability to integrate social development and inclusion considerations in an operational context; • Technical competency on social issues and safeguards and the ESF, with demonstrated ability to contribute to project management. Work experience in complex and challenging settings is highly desirable;• Understand relevant cross-practice areas and how they are interrelated and ability to undertake cross-practice work in lending and non-lending operations; • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and team skills, and ability to think innovatively and strategically to find balanced solutions to complex development problems, with a strong client focus;• Ability to apply knowledge solutions for internal and/or external clients;• Ability to interprets a wide range of information and pushes to move forward; and,• Excellent oral and written communications skills in English are essential. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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09/04/2024
World Bank Group

Senior IT Officer, Data and Information Management I

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC

 DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org ITS Vice Presidency Context:Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) enables the WBG to achieve its mission of ending extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way by delivering transformative information and technologies to its staff working in over 150 locations.Our vision is to transform how the Bank Group accomplishes its mission through information and technology. In this fast-paced, ever-changing world, the formulation and implementation of the ITS strategy is an ongoing, iterative process of learning and adaptation developed through extensive consultations with business partners throughout the World Bank Group.ITS shapes its strategy in response to changing business priorities and leverages new technologies to achieve three high-level business outcomes: business enablement, by providing Bank Group units with innovative digital tools and technologies to transform how they deliver value for their clients; empowerment & effectiveness, by ensuring that all Bank Group staff are connected, able to find information, and productive to accelerate the delivery of development solutions globally; and resilience, by equipping the Bank Group to provide risk-based cybersecurity and robust data protection for a global network and a growing cloud platform.Implementation of the strategy is guided by three core principles. The first is to deliver solutions for business partners that are customer-centric, innovative, and transformative. The second is to provide the Bank Group with value for money with selective and standard technologies. The third principle is to excel at the basics by providing a high performing, robust, and resilient IT environment for the organization.As a unit within the WB Operations and Corporate (ITSOC), the Data and Analytics unit (ITSDA) provides state-of-art information and technology applications to support the operations of the World Bank Group. Functions provided ensure that the systems meet the business needs of users and external clients to manage business processes for the World Bank. The current technology landscape encompasses Cloud-based data platforms (Azure and AWS), Oracle, SQL Server, Business Objects, Tableau, Cisco Information Server (Composite), SAP BW/Hana, Informatica, .Net, HTML 5, CSS Frameworks, SharePoint and many others. Our plans are to migrate our on-prem data repositories and re-engineer based on new Cloud architectures in the coming years. Responsibilities:•Build and design and engineering of data pipelines that are flexible, scalable, secure, and cost effective, both on-premise and in the cloud, to meet the growing needs of the World Bank's data landscape.•Maintain accountability of the integrity of the data pipelines and ensure the smooth daily operations to meet various needs such as ensuring the bank's reporting data are always available with well-established testing protocols and troubleshoot any technical issues that arise.•Ability to understand and decode mapping of source table to the target structures and transformation logic both on-prem and on Cloud technologies.•Business knowledge of Operations domain and HR domain and ability to comprehend the intricacies of Business domain and ability to translate them into technical requirements.•Ability to work closely with the team to design, architecture and security reviews of the data engineering framework and solution are in line with industry best practices, ITS standards and represent good practice.•Contribute and strive to innovate and establish a cloud-based data engineering framework in ITSDA that will accommodate both "traditional" structured data sources and "non-traditional" data sources, support current and emerging needs.•Collaborates with analytics and business teams to improve data models that feed business intelligence tools, increasing data accessibility and fostering data-driven decision making across the organization.•Able to take personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results and has organizational skills to do so.•Maintain positive, constructive approach to problem-solving internally and during client interactions with focus on timely and accurate issue resolution. Selection Criteria•Master's degree with 8 years' experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience in relevant discipline such as Computer Science.•Minimum 5 years of experience in each of the following areas: (i) SQL, Python, R or any programming language (ii) Building and maintaining DB applications (iii) Building and troubleshooting pipelines (iv) Log analytics.•Hands on experience with cloud platforms covering Azure and on-premise platforms covering traditional data management databases, Cloud native tools and virtualization software.•Good understanding on SAPBW/SAP HANA structures and decoding of business rules to migrate to Modern Cloud platforms.•Knowledge of advance SQL programming skills to perform complex operations and data programming on large amount of data stored in data warehousing g or lakes.•Perform ETL(Extract, Transform, Load) operations to transform raw data into a structured format that analysts and data scientists can use for modeling and analysis.•Proven experience in designing and deploying high performance production services with robust monitoring and logging practices and demonstrated ability to build and interact with large data processing pipelines, distributed data stores, and distributed file systems.•Ability to participate and collaborate within and across teams in developing options, roadmaps, evaluations, decision frameworks for complex enterprise solutions.•Deep experience in implementing and maintaining tools such as Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS), Tableau, Tibco Data Virtualization, Collibra, Informatica MDM, Data Bricks, NoSQL Databases, PostgreSQL and Azure technologies.•Proven experience in evaluating best of the breed tools in Data Management and work closely with the leadership team to come up with pro and cons.•Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.•Proven experience of working and navigating in teams with offshore/onsite model and collaborate across teams to build/maintain complex IT landscapes, and diverse client bases.•Experience in writing unit/integration tests, work in agile iterative approach towards building products and documents work.•Experience in implementing processes and systems to monitor data quality, ensuring production data is always accurate and available for key stakeholders and business processes that depend on it.•Ability to deliver information effectively in support of team or workgroup. Excellent communication, writing/documentation, and facilitation skills.•Ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, and the maturity to participate in multiple complex programs at the same time in an agile environment. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​  

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09/04/2024
World Bank Group

Senior IT Officer, Data and Information Management I

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

 DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org ITS Vice Presidency Context:Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) enables the WBG to achieve its mission of ending extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way by delivering transformative information and technologies to its staff working in over 150 locations.Our vision is to transform how the Bank Group accomplishes its mission through information and technology. In this fast-paced, ever-changing world, the formulation and implementation of the ITS strategy is an ongoing, iterative process of learning and adaptation developed through extensive consultations with business partners throughout the World Bank Group.ITS shapes its strategy in response to changing business priorities and leverages new technologies to achieve three high-level business outcomes: business enablement, by providing Bank Group units with innovative digital tools and technologies to transform how they deliver value for their clients; empowerment & effectiveness, by ensuring that all Bank Group staff are connected, able to find information, and productive to accelerate the delivery of development solutions globally; and resilience, by equipping the Bank Group to provide risk-based cybersecurity and robust data protection for a global network and a growing cloud platform.Implementation of the strategy is guided by three core principles. The first is to deliver solutions for business partners that are customer-centric, innovative, and transformative. The second is to provide the Bank Group with value for money with selective and standard technologies. The third principle is to excel at the basics by providing a high performing, robust, and resilient IT environment for the organization.As a unit within the WB Operations and Corporate (ITSOC), the Data and Analytics unit (ITSDA) provides state-of-art information and technology applications to support the operations of the World Bank Group. Functions provided ensure that the systems meet the business needs of users and external clients to manage business processes for the World Bank. The current technology landscape encompasses Cloud-based data platforms (Azure and AWS), Oracle, SQL Server, Business Objects, Tableau, Cisco Information Server (Composite), SAP BW/Hana, Informatica, .Net, HTML 5, CSS Frameworks, SharePoint and many others. Our plans are to migrate our on-prem data repositories and re-engineer based on new Cloud architectures in the coming years. Responsibilities:•Build and design and engineering of data pipelines that are flexible, scalable, secure, and cost effective, both on-premise and in the cloud, to meet the growing needs of the World Bank's data landscape.•Maintain accountability of the integrity of the data pipelines and ensure the smooth daily operations to meet various needs such as ensuring the bank's reporting data are always available with well-established testing protocols and troubleshoot any technical issues that arise.•Ability to understand and decode mapping of source table to the target structures and transformation logic both on-prem and on Cloud technologies.•Business knowledge of Operations domain and HR domain and ability to comprehend the intricacies of Business domain and ability to translate them into technical requirements.•Ability to work closely with the team to design, architecture and security reviews of the data engineering framework and solution are in line with industry best practices, ITS standards and represent good practice.•Contribute and strive to innovate and establish a cloud-based data engineering framework in ITSDA that will accommodate both "traditional" structured data sources and "non-traditional" data sources, support current and emerging needs.•Collaborates with analytics and business teams to improve data models that feed business intelligence tools, increasing data accessibility and fostering data-driven decision making across the organization.•Able to take personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results and has organizational skills to do so.•Maintain positive, constructive approach to problem-solving internally and during client interactions with focus on timely and accurate issue resolution. Selection Criteria•Master's degree with 8 years' experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience in relevant discipline such as Computer Science.•Minimum 5 years of experience in each of the following areas: (i) SQL, Python, R or any programming language (ii) Building and maintaining DB applications (iii) Building and troubleshooting pipelines (iv) Log analytics.•Hands on experience with cloud platforms covering Azure and on-premise platforms covering traditional data management databases, Cloud native tools and virtualization software.•Good understanding on SAPBW/SAP HANA structures and decoding of business rules to migrate to Modern Cloud platforms.•Knowledge of advance SQL programming skills to perform complex operations and data programming on large amount of data stored in data warehousing g or lakes.•Perform ETL(Extract, Transform, Load) operations to transform raw data into a structured format that analysts and data scientists can use for modeling and analysis.•Proven experience in designing and deploying high performance production services with robust monitoring and logging practices and demonstrated ability to build and interact with large data processing pipelines, distributed data stores, and distributed file systems.•Ability to participate and collaborate within and across teams in developing options, roadmaps, evaluations, decision frameworks for complex enterprise solutions.•Deep experience in implementing and maintaining tools such as Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS), Tableau, Tibco Data Virtualization, Collibra, Informatica MDM, Data Bricks, NoSQL Databases, PostgreSQL and Azure technologies.•Proven experience in evaluating best of the breed tools in Data Management and work closely with the leadership team to come up with pro and cons.•Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.•Proven experience of working and navigating in teams with offshore/onsite model and collaborate across teams to build/maintain complex IT landscapes, and diverse client bases.•Experience in writing unit/integration tests, work in agile iterative approach towards building products and documents work.•Experience in implementing processes and systems to monitor data quality, ensuring production data is always accurate and available for key stakeholders and business processes that depend on it.•Ability to deliver information effectively in support of team or workgroup. Excellent communication, writing/documentation, and facilitation skills.•Ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, and the maturity to participate in multiple complex programs at the same time in an agile environment. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​  

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09/04/2024
World Bank Group

Corporate Procurement Category Manager HRPS - GF

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank consists of two entities – the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). It is a global development cooperative owned by 189 member countries. As the largest development bank in the world, the World Bank provides loans, guarantees, risk management products, and advisory services to middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries, and coordinates responses to regional and global challenges. Visit www.worldbank.org. Unit Overview:The Corporate Procurement Unit is responsible for the procurement of goods, works and services (including consulting services) to support the WBG's 130+ offices around the world. Corporate Procurement manages an annual spend around USD 2B with around 25,000 vendors. The team has staff located in Washington, DC, Chennai, India and Sofia, Bulgaria. Corporate Procurement utilizes category management to achieve better outcomes, improved quality, greater savings, efficient use of resources, a better understanding of the market, and an increased focus on collaboration and innovation.  Corporate Procurement focuses on three key principles: Commerciality, Risk Management, and Environmental, Social, and Governance outcomes. Categories of spend include: i) Corporate Services and Real Estate; ii) Human Resources and Professional Services; and iii) Technology. To learn more about Corporate Procurement, visit: CP website.  Roles & Responsibilities:The Procurement Specialist (Category Manager) position is located at the Corporate Procurement [Human Resources and Professional Services (HRPS) team in Washington, DC, or Sofia, Bulgaria. This position reports to the Senior Procurement Specialist (Head of Category), who in turn reports to the Chief of Corporate Procurement.The position for the Procurement Specialist / Category Manager team requires in-depth knowledge of the category. The category includes, but is not limited to: consulting, staff augmentation, third party administration, financial services, insurance, market data and training. Key accountability for this position includes:•Leads category management and sourcing initiatives for categories within HRPS.•Prepares and implements category strategy in all areas of responsibility.•Understands client's needs, prepares procurement plans, designs innovative solutions for complex solicitations for high value, high risk services.•Undertakes internal analysis for demand patterns, explores areas of synergies with other related programs, uses category knowledge to propose improvement in service delivery format, pricing format etc.•Conducts market research for current and emerging market trends, identifies sources of supply; analyzes financial reports (cash flow statements, income statements, balance sheets) of major corporations, takes a keen interest in industry benchmarks across international markets. •Possesses expert level understanding of commerciality and can demonstrate achieving value for money through strategic planning, solicitation and negotiations.•Possesses good understanding of risks, analyses service risk as well as vendor risk and works with business partners to mitigate risks through sourcing and managing risk during category management.•Maximizes positive impact on sustainability through the sourcing process and category management.•Prepares and presents complex sourcing projects to WBG's leadership for review and approval.•Collaborates with business partners in sustainability, legal, risk, data privacy, office of information security, etc. as projects are prepared, sourced, and managed.•Provides category guidance to teams located in Washington DC and offices worldwide.•Prepares solicitation documents, criteria for pre-qualification and evaluation, reviews technical specifications for completeness, errors, omissions, and competitive qualities.•Conducts pre-proposal conferences, leads review of responses.•Negotiates contract terms and conditions and manages negotiation process for technical specification and finalizes contracts for award.•Resolves contractual issues, supports clients in monitoring vendor performance and timely delivery and quality of services, expedites delivery as appropriate.•Conducts debriefing for dispute and protest.•Undertakes contract administration to ensure compliance with WBG policy and contract terms.•Provides guidance and direction to project managers on contract management issues.•Performs any other job-related instructions, as requested, with reasonable accommodation.Due to the requirements of the job, this position may require frequent adjustments to the work schedule created by the time zone difference with many of the clients it supports and may also involve a limited amount of travel.Work implies frequent interaction with the following:•WBG staff at all levels, typically Business Unit Managers, Country Directors and Managers, Chief Administrative Officers, Legal Counsels, Resource Managers, Administrative Procurement Review Committee Members, and Project Task Leaders etc.•Supplier representatives typically heads of companies and VPs, account managers, sales representatives, and commodity specialists, and technical representatives etc. Selection Criteria•Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Recognized professional certifications (e.g., CPSM, CIPS) or courses would be highly desirable.•Minimum seven years of relevant experience in in category management and sourcing complex procurements.•Knowledge of international procurement practices and understanding of public & private sector procurement procedures and processes is desirable.•Excellent leadership skills coupled with strong communication and interpersonal capabilities.•In-depth experience of procuring services at corporate level at an international organization/ multination company is required.•General experience in procuring other corporate services and real estate categories would be an additional bonus and preferred.•Proficiency in program leadership and ability to influence change by bringing industry leading practices.•Extensive experience in developing category strategy incorporating industry benchmark, understanding of sources of supply, market trends, pricing, etc.•Proven excellence in negotiating skills, including negotiating complex contract terms and conditions (e.g., international regulations, technology issues, data privacy, indemnification, intellectual property, cultural issues, assignment, contract termination, etc.).•Knowledge of operations research and quantitative methods approaches to measure supplier capacity and systems to produce and deliver goods and services as proposed.•Extensive knowledge of and experience in applying public/ private sector procurement procedures and practices.•Proven project management and dispute resolution skills.•Demonstrated strong interpersonal and analytical capabilities and logical problem-solving skills, and ability to structure data and assign resources effectively, monitor implementation and deliver results in line with project goals Demonstrated strong interpersonal and analytical capabilities and logical problem-solving skills, and ability to structure data and assign resources effectively, monitor implementation and deliver results in line with project goals.•Ability to translate theory into practical applications in the context of Bank Group work.•Ability to proactively manage the work program and portfolio, contribute to team responsibilities and manage client expectations.•Proven Project Management skills with extensive experience in managing multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives.•Ability to deal sensitively in a multicultural environment and build effective working relationships with clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders.•Experience with MS Office applications and proficiency of technology and/or systems relevant to the functional area (e.g., SAP, MS Dynamics, eSourcing tools) is desirable.General Competencies:•Demonstrates in depth knowledge and understanding of procurement best practices, as they relate to the implementation of complex, multi-functional projects in varied geographical and economic conditions.•Ability to lead complex and strategically important negotiations.•Superior communication skills in English (verbal, written, and comprehension), and ability to resolve interpersonal conflict.•Ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams within a matrix management environment, as well as an individual contributor.•Strong client service orientation.•Other language skills would be an asset. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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04/04/2024
World Bank Group

Counsel - GF

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

 DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance and global expertise for developing countries. WBG consists of five institutions that specialize in different aspects of development: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), which together form the World Bank: the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). For additional information, please visit http://www.worldbank.org With a mission of creating a world free of poverty on a livable planet, the WBG works in more than 100 developing economies to improve living standards and to fight poverty. For each of its clients, the WBG works with government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to formulate assistance strategies. A network of offices worldwide delivers the programs in countries, liaises with governments and civil society, and works to increase understanding of development issues. The World Bank is owned by 189 member countries whose views and interests are represented by a Board of Governors and a Washington, DC-based Board of Directors. With more than 150 offices worldwide, the WBG works with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It uses financial resources and extensive experience to help our client countries to reduce poverty, increase economic growth, and improve quality of life. To ensure that countries can access the best global expertise and help generate cutting-edge knowledge, the World Bank Group is constantly seeking to improve the way it works. Key priorities include delivering measurable results, promoting openness and transparency in development, and improving access to development information and data. Legal Vice Presidency. In the context of the World Bank's broad development agenda, the Legal Vice Presidency (LEG), under the Senior Vice President and Group General Counsel (SVP-GC), is responsible for providing legal advice and support to internal and external Bank clients on operational, advisory, financial, administration, and institutional matters.LEGIA. Lawyers in the Institutional Affairs Practice Group (LEGIA) provide legal advice and services throughout the World Bank Group, including for the Regional Vice Presidencies, the Human Resources Vice Presidency, the Information and Technology Solution Vice Presidency, the Internal Justice System Vice Presidency, the Global Corporate Solutions Department Vice Presidency, the External and Corporate Relations Vice Presidency, the Ethics and Internal Justice Vice Presidency; the Strategy, Performance, and Administration Vice Presidency, as well as to International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) regarding the institutional affairs of these institutions within the responsibility of the World Bank Group Counsel. LEGIA invites qualified candidates to apply for three Counsel positions based at HQ in Washington, D.C. Selected candidates will work under the general supervision of the Deputy General Counsel. The Counsels will be lawyers who can operate independently to handle legal and policy issues related to the Bank's work while working collaboratively with other lawyers within LEGIA and LEG as a whole.Responsibilities and Accountabilities The Counsel positions require demonstrated ability of rigorous analytical skills, to work harmoniously in a team, and to exercise good judgment. The level and quality of these skills will be a determining factor in the selection for the position, and references will be given consideration in this determination. The Counsel will be expected to handle the following areas of responsibility: - Draft, review, negotiate and finalize legal agreements under the Counsel's portfolio.- Draft and revise pleadings and submissions to the Bank's Administrative Tribunal.- Provide general advice on a range of human resource matters.- Advising on internal and external investigations related to fraud, corruption, or misconduct.- Review and support negotiations of corporate procurement contracts.- Manage national court litigation and commercial arbitration including overseeing external counsel, reviewing and commenting on briefing material, and liaising with national authorities.- Advise on issues related to data privacy, intellectual property, and data integrity.- Cover a broad portfolio of countries, providing risk-based advice to clients on legal and policy issues in operations.- Participate in or lead on initiatives or teams, through coordination of portfolios or programs, management of client relationships, participating in dialogue on corporate priorities and other areas relevant to the assigned functional scope.- Provide legal advice to ongoing projects and programs, including reviewing project and program documents, for adherence to World Bank Group policies, procedures and business objectives.- Conduct comparative legal analyses on a range of issues in operations, identify legal and policy issues, research for relevant precedents, and propose appropriate solutions to colleagues and clients.- Engage in policy discussions and negotiations with officials internally and externally, developing relationships with members of the legal profession and lawyers working in development partner agencies.- Protect the World Bank's interests and promote its goals and values.- Write and review policy papers, undertake legal research on topics in an area of concentration and contribute to dissemination of policy and best practices in a given field.- Prepare legal briefs on diverse topics, as required.- Work to advance the LEG VPU's knowledge management agenda and use of technology; and- Perform ad hoc assignments as requested by the Deputy General Counsel or designated Lead/Senior Counsel.  Selection Criteria An LLM degree, J.D. or equivalent, with a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, and admission to the Bar (or equivalent) in at least one jurisdiction is required.Competencies Adversarial ProceedingsPossesses demonstrated ability to engage in adversarial proceedings, including drafting of written advocacy before courts or other adjudicatory bodies, and cross examination; review of commercial contract provisions.  Some litigation experience is highly desirable.  Experience managing external litigation also a plus.IndependenceCarries out complex work with due care with limited supervision, preparing accurate documents and reports, ensuring that pertinent facts and arguments are fairly presented. Interprets information in an objective manner, exercising professional skepticism when required. Respects confidentiality of information and work.  Professional MaturityUnderstands the institutional context of assignments, and respects others and the reasons for their behavior. Takes the time to clarify others' points of view so that progress can be made particularly in situations of stress or conflict. Respects different points of view, especially in a multicultural environment, is never condescending or arrogant.Legal ReasoningDemonstrated skill in legal reasoning, including breaking down problems into their component parts, and issue spotting. Articulates the implications of situations in a step by step way. Remains objective when reviewing problems or situations to understand the issues. Makes sure he/she collects and verifies facts before reaching a conclusion.Can simplify complex fact patterns and explain well.Legal Research, Drafting, and CommunicationIndependently drafts documents (e.g., legal agreements, contracts, policy documents, but also novel documents and instruments) as assigned with limited supervision. Conducts research as necessary. Is aware of the need for precision and focus on accuracy and quality. Demonstrates a writing style that is clear and precise.Legal NegotiationIs able to negotiate independently. Is aware of the need to be diplomatic when working with others particularly when the issues are complex; uses good judgment in interactions with clients. Makes sure s/he has all the necessary information and data available to enter meaningful negotiations. Works effectively with some supervision on straightforward negotiations.Collaborate Within Teams and Across BoundariesAppropriately involves others in decision making and communicates with key stakeholders. Approaches conflicts as common problems to be solved. Actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches displaying a sense of mutuality and respect. Integrates WBG perspective into work.Effective Time ManagementManages competing demands effectively, prioritizes work demands, manages multiple competing demands on a consistent basis, without becoming frustrated or overwhelmed.Delivery of Results for ClientsAdds value by constantly looking for a better way to achieve more impactful results; sets challenging stretch goals.Maximizes client experiences and perspective by asking probing questions to understand unmet needs. Does not limit her/himself to identifying problems, but proposes constructive solutions to mitigate and manage foreseeable risks. Thinks outside the box.Makes Smart DecisionsLeverages available data and makes timely decisions. Seeks and analyzes facts, data and lessons of past experience to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others' work. Applies cost/benefit analysis to meet work program objectives. Contributes to decision making by providing relevant risk-analysis. Shows initiative when necessary and makes decisions in a timely manner within own area of responsibility.* Values, Leadership Potential - Demonstrated commitment to the World Bank Core Values for WBG and a proven track record of fostering a strong and healthy culture of diversity, inclusion, teamwork, honesty, trust, openness, integrity, and accountability.- Demonstrated ability to be sensitive to issues around race, gender, ethnicity, inclusion, and intersectionality.- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and foster a positive working environment.- Demonstrated commitment to the Bank's mission, and ability to work towards WBG's corporate targets for successful outcomes.- A strong results-oriented mindset.Employment Value Proposition The World Bank Group (WBG) offers comprehensive benefits including a retirement plan; health (medical dental, pharmacy, vision), life and disability insurance; generous annual leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Please note that certain benefits may vary based on appointment type (Term or Extended-Term Consultant/Temporary; HQ or Country Office appointment). We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. The WBG aspires to remain competitive in all markets by providing compensation that attracts and retains top talent to deliver on the WBG mission of reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. WBG entry salaries are determined based on the grade, years of relevant experience and internal comparators. Consistent with our entry salary methodology, new hires are likely to be offered a salary between the minimum and midpoint of the salary scale for the advertised grade. In addition to the base-line salary, international staff posted to a field assignment receive generous field benefits and those at HQ receive expatriate benefits for five years, provided they are not US citizens or permanent residents.   World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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28/03/2024
World Bank Group

Senior Transport Specialist - GG

Botswana, Central , Gaborone

Introductory text: World BankDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.  For more information, visit www.worldbank.org. Eastern and Southern AfricaHome to about half a billion of Africa's people, Eastern and Southern Africa is a geographically, culturally and economically diverse region of 26 countries stretching from the Red Sea in the North to the Cape of Good Hope in the South. Children under 18 make up almost half of the total population. The subregion boasts of some of the world's richest human and natural resources and, apart from South Africa, the countries are predominantly raw material exporters. The subregion harbors some of Africa's protracted conflicts, rendering many of its countries fragile, while significant gaps in education, health, and skills development continues to keep people from reaching their full potential. This creates a huge development challenge, impacts heavily on the lives and livelihoods of people, and hinders regional integration and trade. But it also creates an opportunity to work closely with country leaders, civil society, development partners, and young people to chart a brighter course for the future.  The World Bank's Eastern and Southern Africa Region, comprised of approximately 1,207 staff, mostly based in 26 country offices, has been helping countries realize their considerable development potential by focusing on the following priorities: • Creating Jobs and Transforming Economies: We are working with countries across Africa to stimulate job creation and economic transformation by leveraging all sources of finance, expertise, and solutions to promote investment.• Building up the Digital Economy: We are supporting Africa's vision to ensure that every African individual, business, and government is connected by 2030 – a vision that, if realized, can boost growth by up to 2 percentage points per year, and reduce poverty by 1 percentage point per year in Sub-Saharan Africa alone.• Institutions more Efficient and Accountable: Our support is helping governments strengthen public policy processes, manage resources effectively, and reinforce fair and reliable delivery of public services.• Investing in People: We are at the forefront of helping African countries accelerate human capital gains and empower women by improving their access to education and skills acquisition, sexual and reproductive health services, and employment opportunities. With the influx of COVID-19, we are mobilizing financial support and timely analysis and advice to countries across the subregion to deal with the pandemic.• Supporting Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption:  In the face of increasing climate-related risks, we are working with African countries to advance efforts to adopt renewable energy, climate-smart agriculture, and green infrastructure. A number of East African countries recently had to deal with a debilitating Desert Locust infestation that threatened the already precarious food security situation. The Bank has put together a program to help affected countries deal with the scourge. • Addressing the Drivers of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence: Given the cross-border nature of conflicts in Africa, we are employing an approach that simultaneously focuses on the drivers of fragility while also supporting well-targeted regional initiatives to create opportunities for peace and shared prosperity.• Building Partnerships and Working across the African Continent: We are scaling up our work on regional integration, taking a holistic view of the continent that covers both North and Sub-Saharan Africa. The World Bank is a dedicated partner for Eastern and Southern African countries, helping them deliver strong development outcomes for their people. A brighter future for Africa is a better future for the world. The Infrastructure Practice GroupGlobally, 840 million people live more than 2 kilometers from all-weather roads, 1 billion people lack electricity, and 4 billion people lack Internet access. Access to basic infrastructure services is critical for creating economic opportunities for the poor. The Infrastructure Practice Group is charged with developing sustainable solutions to help close infrastructure gaps in developing and emerging economies. Transport Global PracticeBetter transport has the potential to improve the lives and livelihoods of billions of people by facilitating access to jobs, markets, and essential services such as healthcare or education. The World Bank provides financial and technical assistance to help countries implement sustainable mobility solutions that create real, lasting development benefits. For more information: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/transport    OverviewThe  IAET2 unit of the World Bank serves 14 client countries. Clients range from middle-income countries such as South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mauritius, Seychelles to low-income IDA countries such as Lesotho, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Mozambique, Madagascar and Comoros. Areas of particular interest for the transport sector in these countries include rural transport for agricultural productivity; urban transport for enhancing functioning of urban areas and improving accessibility to jobs and social services by the poorer segments of the population; regional integration corridors for facilitating trade and reducing logistics costs; investments in ports, railway, and air transport, for improving connectivity within and across countries; PPPs to bring in efficiencies in the provision of infrastructure and services; road safety interventions to reduce the high number of traffic fatalities in the client countries and addressing mobility constrains of women. The IAET2 unit is seeking to hire a highly motivated Senior Transport Specialist (GG) to be located in Gaborone, Botswana. and reporting to the Transport Practice Manager of IAET2.The selected specialist will be working with a broader team of specialists managing and further developing the transport program in Botswana and contributing to the regional integration work and dialogue. The role of the GG based in Gaborone is to support the day-to-day dialogue with the different stakeholders and government counterparts and lead or co-lead the activities in the program. The current program includes: (i) road sector engagement supporting investments in feeder and national roads, road asset management (including OPRC contracts and routine maintenance microenterprises), resilience and adaptation policies to address the impacts of climate change and disaster risks, road safety; (ii) urban mobility to improve access to jobs and economic opportunities to the population in urban; and (iii) regional integration initiatives encompassing the maritime sector and waterways.   The Senior Transport Specialist will be expected to lead or co-lead several complex transport lending operations and must demonstrate a solid track record as a team leader/member with key infrastructure and transport sector knowledge. In this regard, the candidate should have: (i) Solid operational experience to provide close implementation support to clients in the region and managing an active and diverse transport sector portfolio(ii) Strong entrepreneurial skills and energy to develop business opportunities and a pipeline of projects in line with the Africa Transport Strategy and the RI Strategy for the southern Africa sub-region(iii) Experience in regional integration (infrastructure, transport services, logistics, etc);(iv) Strong analytical skills(v) Strong communication and people skills with an ability to work in a diverse and multidisciplinary team Key Duties and Responsibilities:• Manage and support the supervision of transport projects covering the core elements of planning, design, procurement, construction, contract management, maintenance, and operations, while paying close attention to the design and monitoring the implementation of safeguards and other cross-cutting issues, including the opportunities for addressing women mobility constrains, road safety, green mobility, safety, expanding the incorporation of the private sector in the financing and/or provision of transport infrastructure and services. • Manage and support identification and preparation of new operations. • Manage and support selected analytical studies (ASA activities) or Trust Funds, particularly on issues related to the provision of transport infrastructure and services, financing options, asset maintenance and operations, climate resilience, gender, impact evaluation, and general best practices in the investment, management and delivery of infrastructure and services.• Under the guidance of the Practice Manager, lead sector policy dialogue and institutional reforms and support the development of new business opportunities.• Identify opportunities in coordination with multi-disciplinary units across the world bank, including Energy, Digital Development, Urban Development, Climate Change, and others.• Contribute in cross-sectoral teams responsible for preparation of policy notes, Country Partnership Frameworks, public expenditures reviews, sectoral studies, and research and policy development activities on the topics/sections pertaining to transport, poverty reduction, environmental management, agriculture and trade and competitiveness.• Support the Bank-wide professional community of staff engaged in the transport practice by participating in a selected number of thematic technical groups (Global Solutions Groups) and participating in drafting of technical notes in collaboration with other Global practices to enhance the creation and dissemination of new knowledge and expanding the existing knowledge base.• Stay abreast of recent developments in the transport sector world-wide, and on cross-cutting issues, in relation to the topics of specialization for this position; identifying knowledge gaps and disseminating relevant knowledge to clients. The Senior Transport Specialist will be based in the World Bank's Gaborone office.  She/He will report to the IAET2 Practice Manager. Her/His activities will be identified with the Practice Manager and adjusted based on business needs. She/He will actively participate in the relevant Country Management Unit (CMU) discussions, particularly on the preparation of Systematic Country Diagnostics (SCD) and Comprehensive Partnership Frameworks (CPFs), as well as on portfolio reviews. She/He will also liaise and work with other global practices and cross-cutting solutions areas, as relevant, and ensure appropriate collaboration and partnership between Government, the World Bank Group, and other international and bilateral organizations involved in the transport sector in Botswana and the southern Africa sub-region.  Selection Criteria • Advanced degree (at least Masters or PhD) in transport economics, engineering, or similar discipline relevant for the assignment.• Sustained record of achieving high-quality substantive results in the transport sector over a period of at least 8 years.• Proven experience in the transport sector (road, railways, inland waterways, ports), with demonstrated ability to work on at least three of the following areas: (a) development of transport policy and national planning instruments (road, railways, ports); (b) policy, institutional and financing aspects of transport and the elements to encourage private sector participation in the delivery of transport infrastructure or services; (c) road sector including rural mobility; (d) regional integration, logistics, regional economic corridors.  A good working knowledge on the procurement of works, goods and services, as well as the options to harness Digital Development technologies into the transport sector initiatives and operations will be a plus. • Experience in working with and leading cross-sectoral teams, including teams for safeguards and fiduciary aspects, and knowledge of key cross-cutting issues that impinge on the performance of the transport sector and on which the development of transport sector infrastructure and services needs to create positive effect, including environmental and social impacts, land acquisition and resettlement, gender equality, road safety, climate change, and the interplay with digital technologies for enhance transport sector performance.• Proven track record of design and implementation of transport programs, and experience of working on programs financed by the World Bank or other development partners, multilateral or bilateral.• High degree of dynamism and self-motivation, as well as the ability to work with minimal supervision. Proven practical experience in project development and management would be a strong advantage.  • Familiarity with the challenges facing the transport sector in Sub-Saharan Africa would be an advantage. • Proven ability to build client relationships involving multiple stakeholders, to discuss transformative transport policies or reforms.• Good oral and written communications skills.• English essential. Portuguese/Spanish highly desired.For information about WBG Core Competencies, please visit: https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O.Poverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. Therefore, we continually search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce.  World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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28/03/2024
World Bank Group

Psychological Counselor - GF

Singapore, Singapore , Singapore

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org. Project/Task Background / General Description:The Incumbent will be functional within the Health and Safety Directorate (HSD), Mental Health & Wellbeing Unit (MHWU), which assists and advises in identifying staff health issues which are related to the workplace in HQ and Country Office locations for World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff.  The MHWU also includes and oversees the Bank Group's Domestic Abuse Prevention Program (DAPP) for victims – staff and spouses – of domestic abuse; and the Family Consultation Services, which provides counseling services for spouses and other family members. The MHWU provides services that promote the psychological health and well-being of employees and contribute to a healthy work environment. The Unit serves clients in Washington, DC, and at Country Offices worldwide. The MHWU is an integral part of HSD, which is the occupational health directorate serving employees and management of the WBG and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). These client institutions are richly diverse environments, with employees from more than 150 countries, working in Washington, DC, and at more than 120 Country Office locations globally. The MHWU is increasingly focused on Country Offices in all regions of the globe, especially given the growing decentralization of WBG operations. The Unit will develop further its involvement with and assistance to Country Office employees and managers.  HSD recognizes that individual health and organizational health are related, and that attention to both supports the effective functioning of employees. Medical ethics and confidentiality are cornerstones of HSD's work.The Mental Health & Wellbeing Unit provides five main services:1. Advisory role to managers, Human Resources (HR), Security & other institutional partners on assisting employees with stress health issues that may affect work functioning; identifying stress risks in the workplace and promoting a psychologically healthy work environment; giving guidance on support to employees during organizational change and in crises.2. Individual counseling: assessment, support & intervention regarding work stress, psychological, substance abuse and family problems; brief counseling; referrals to internal and external resources; provision of resiliency briefings to staff appointed to assignments in countries affected by fragility, conflict, or violence (FCV).3. Training & education of managers, HR staff and work groups on psychosocial health problems, psychological health & disability issues, crisis preparedness and response, workplace stress & well-being4. Crisis consultation and response, after individual or large-scale critical incidents: consultation to managers & HR; crisis intervention & counseling of employees; coordination with internal & external resources, local and international.5. The Domestic Abuse Prevention Program (DAPP) within this Unit provides state-of-the-art case management, educational, and advocacy services for WBG and IMF staff and their families.  It also provides these services, on a contractual basis, to the IADB. Deliverables and Accountabilities:1. Individual Counseling• Independent assessment of mental health and counseling needs of staff with stress-related and psychological problems; brief supportive counseling and crisis intervention; referral to external mental health providers; resiliency briefings; case management.2. Manager and Group Consultation• Under the overall supervision & guidance of Unit Head, provides independent consultations to managers on sensitive and delicate issues regarding staff with stress-related problems affecting work; interventions with managers and work groups following critical incidents; work group stress assessments & interventions.  Independently develops and delivers major trainings and workshops to staff at all levels of both the WBG and the IMF.3. Quality Assurance and Program Support• Individual clinical supervision with Head of Unit; case conference meetings with the team; semi-monthly MHWU meetings• Maintain up-to-date, accurate counseling records of client contacts.• Conducts quality assurance reviews of programs during implementation and 'after-action' phases4. Health Promotion Activities• Develop and deliver group presentations (live and online) on stress-related topics including but not limited to: stress management; work-life balance; organizational change; life transition; relaxation. Coordinate presentations by local subject matter experts.  Ensure fidelity to HSD presentation quality standards and liaise with other HSD entities to promote health activities and programs. Deliver programs in coordination with all MHWU staff and in times convenient for staff in multiple locations (at times outside of region).The Counsellor will administratively report to the Regional Medical Advisor (aka "Team Lead") in Singapore and technically report to the HSD MHWU Head in Washington. A key requirement of the position will be the ability to summarize data and trends to develop programs and policies that are designed to support staff. Frequent travel is required from the Counsellor to support the country offices throughout the East Asia & Pacific ("EAP") region, at times on short notice based on operational needs, and also at times to remote and difficult locations to provide support to staff.  The counsellor will also provide support to staff in other regions, particularly those geographically close to EAP, as needed. The Counsellor will be responsible for performing the following duties:• Provide empirically supported and culturally sensitive counselling services to WBG and IMF staff and if requested their dependents; this may include case management and referrals to other resources as required;• Provide pre- and post-deployment/assignment briefings to staff being deployed to emergency or hardship duty stations; • Based on data trends and requests from other divisions/units/offices develop and provide a range of trainings and programs including but not limited to team building, resilience, and cross-cultural sensitivity to improve morale, health, and team dynamics;• As part of a multidisciplinary team work closely with individuals and teams to address psychological risks at the individual, unit and organizational level;• When requested work closely with managers/supervisors towards improving the working atmosphere in their units;• Provide counselling services to individuals and/or groups during emergencies; provide services in a timely and sensitive manner to staff and dependents after critical incidents, and ensure follow up support for staff and dependents following critical events;• Provide counseling to individuals who have been subjected to gender-based or domestic violence, and liaise with the WBG Domestic Abuse Prevention Program as necessary to ensure delivery of quality care;• Identify and liaise with high-quality local and regional mental health resources that can be used for referrals or in times of crisis;• Coordinate services with UN-"family" counselors, particularly in the context of critical incident response, to deliver care not only to WBG and IMF beneficiaries, but also to other UN beneficiaries as directed by the Head, MHWU.• In the best interests of staff members and the organization work in a collegial and professional manner with all HSD units to ensure continuity of care;• Work as a part of a team to ensure divisional priorities are implemented consistent with the yearly divisional work plan and the WBG Workplace Mental Health Strategy;• Develop and participate in multidisciplinary programs in HSD as well as Country Offices; • Be proactive in building partnerships with but not limited to HR, Internal Justice System, Country Office Staff Association, and Security that support staff within the agency and also with other agencies or relevant organizations; • Contribute to the development of policies and guidelines, as well as written and visual materials to increase awareness regarding important themes and topics related to staff wellness;• Complete administrative duties such as maintain statistics on activities and completing reporting requirements as per HSD requirements;• Participate and collaborate in UN Staff and Stress Counselor Group (UNSSCG), and the UN Critical Incident Stress Management Unit (CISMU) activities and working groups;• Maintain the highest ethical standards related to the provision of psychological and/or counseling services, including but not limited to confidentiality; practicing within the scope of one's experience and training; maintaining competencies through ongoing continuing education; and undertaking appropriate clinical supervision; • Undertake regular mission travel to country offices throughout the region;• Perform other duties as required. Selection Criteria• Advanced degree (doctorate or masters) in mental health-related field (Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling, or Clinical Social Work); doctorate preferred.• Licensed, registered, certified - or eligible for same - as a psychologist, clinical social worker, counselor, or marriage & family therapist.• Training & skills in brief counseling.• Demonstrated expertise working with multicultural population.• International work/living experience preferred.• Working knowledge of structure of international multilateral organizations preferred.• Language skills in at least one language in addition to English proficiency preferred.• Demonstrated ability to work independently.• Demonstrated excellence in clinical judgment and decision-making.• Strong technology skills, to include:• Electronic medical records• All MS Office products• Email (Outlook)• Video-conferencing & online collaboration & presentation/training platforms (e.g., Webex, MS Teams, Zoom, etc.)• Eight years of relevant experience post-attainment of applicable advanced university (graduate) degree.• Additional experience in an occupational setting preferred, consulting on work-related stress.• Advanced training and/or experience in individual counseling and therapy, in family and/or group therapy, substance abuse, and post-trauma stress.• Substantial experience counseling & consulting to/with multicultural clients.• Experience working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team environment; ability to manage confidential and sensitive matters with discretion, strong independent judgment, and tact. • Demonstrated expertise working with multicultural population. • International work/living experience preferred.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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